Linked by David Adams on Thu 31st Mar 2011 16:41 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption If you download and use what appears to be a version of the commercial "Walk and Text" Android app from a file sharing site, you're in for a surprise. When you run it, it shows you that it's being "cracked" but it's really gathering information from your device, in preparation for an e-smackdown. It sends a bunch of personal information (name, phone number, IMEI) off to a server, and, just for lulz, text messages everyone on your contact list:
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Go Android
by tuzor on Thu 31st Mar 2011 17:18 UTC
tuzor
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Edit: my bad there's already an article about it (clearly shouldn't be on the sidebar)

Android is the best platform ever cause it's open.

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_15/b4223041200216.h...

There will be no more willy-nilly tweaks to the software. No more partnerships formed outside of Google's purview. From now on, companies hoping to receive early access to Google's most up-to-date software will need approval of their plans.


Edited 2011-03-31 17:19 UTC

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